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1607.8 Loads on Handrails, Guards, Grab Bars and Seats
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Handrails and guards shall be designed to resist a linear load of 50 pounds per linear foot (plf) (0.73 kN/m) in accordance with Section 18.104.22.168 of ASCE 7. Glass handrail assemblies and guards shall comply with Section 2407.
- For one- and two-family dwellings, only the single concentrated load required by Section 1607.8.1.1 shall be applied.
- In Group I-3, F, H and S occupancies, for areas that are not accessible to the general public and that have an occupant load less than 50, the minimum load shall be 20 pounds per foot (0.29 kN/m).
Grab bars, shower seats and dressing room bench seats shall be designed to resist a single concentrated load of 250 pounds (1.11 kN) applied in any direction at any point on the grab bar or seat so as to produce the maximum load effects.